Manchester City – Daily Round-up
Lntup takes a look at Manchester City’s transfer targets and done deals.
Benjamin Mendy on the verge of joining Manchester City
AS Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy is set to join Manchester City despite late push from Liverpool, according to Sky Sports. The 22-year-old French international would be the third signing of Guardiola this summer having already secured the services of Bernardo Silva and Ederson Moraes.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 26, 2017
Villareal sign Enes Ünal on a permanent deal
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) May 31, 2017
La Liga side Villareal completed the signing of Manchester City striker Enes Ünal. Ünal, 20, has been a phenomenal figure for Eredivisie side FC Twente as he won their Player of the Year award. The exact fee for the Turkish wonderkid remains undisclosed but rumours are there that the two parties agreed on a £12m deal with City inserting a buy-back clause of £17.5m in Ünal’s contract.
Enes Ünal for FC Twente in the Eredivisie 2016/17:
32 games ?
24% conversion rate ?
18 goals ⚽️
3 assists ?️
Top striking talent. pic.twitter.com/XQjo0W0nac
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 31, 2017
Guardiola targeting Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina
Pep Guardiola is considering a reunion with Napoli goalie Pepe Reina according to Corriere dello Sport. Reina, 34, previously played under Guardiola at Bayern Munich. Considering Bravo’s dismal form this season, Guardiola might look up to Reina who has one-year remaining in his current contract with Napoli.
Benfica confirm the sale of Ederson
Benfica have today confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the sale of Brazilian goalie Ederson. The exact fee of this deal is mentioned as €40m which would see Ederson becoming the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time. Ederson, 23, is Guardiola’s second signing this summer after the acquisition of Bernardo Silva from AS Monaco.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 1, 2017
Atlético agree to sell Lucas to Manchester City
Atlético Madrid have agreed to sell young French centre-back Lucas Hernández to Manchester City, according to Cadena COPE. Lucas is expected to join Pep Guardiola’s side next season as Atlético wouldn’t be able to sign his replacement as their transfer ban remains upheld. Hernández, 21, who can play as a left-back too will reportedly cost City €50m.
Manchester City expecting stiff competition for Van Dijk signing
Manchester City are fearing they might have to face a bidding-war for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk amidst strong interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, reports Sky Sports. Earlier it was reported that Liverpool was in pole position to secure the 25-year-old Belgian’s signature but City have recently entered the fray being ready to pay £50m for Van Dijk. Chelsea are also strongly linked with Van Dijk. That means, a bidding-war is the most likely situation unless Chelsea and Liverpool decide not to match City’s £50m bid.
Yaya Toure extends Etihad stay
— Manchester City (@ManCity) June 1, 2017
Manchester City have today confirmed that club legend Yaya Toure is set to stay for one more year after signing a new contract extension. The 34-year-old Ivorian joined City in 2010 from Barcelona and has been a fan favourite since then. Toure came back into the scene in second half of this season after some unwanted situations led to his exclusion in the first half of the season. His performances have now earned him a new contract and he is set to prolong his City career atleast until 2018.